When I began (kinda longish)
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
this journey I did not know which way was up. I knew I wanted to loose weight. I knew I wanted to better myself. I joined a gym a yr prior and you know what...I paid monthly payments and didnt use the gym. Ok ... ummm hello I am paying for something I do not use. I couldnt get out of the contract. So a friend of mine joined the same gym and used me as a reference and I got a gift card. I went to see if I could use it for a personal trainer. I could BUT it would only pay for one session. Whatever. So I had gone prior to meeting up with the trainer but wasnt 100 percent into it. It was when the trainer and I were talking. Where I want to be. What I want to work on etc.. We did a mini work out and I felt great. Sore but great. That was a little less then a year ago. Lets take a journey back another year or so ago.
I lost my job in Jan 2010. I couldnt find a job and worked around the house as well as worked on getting big. I wore a size 22 in pants and was about to hit the next size up. I was sitting at my desk and the arms of the chair went into my upper legs. I had enough. I was just gonna let myself get bigger if I didnt do anything about it. I was on nbc.com biggest loser site boards for a bit. Then the wonderful Diva Sparks team made a group over here. I joined here but left it at that. When I had enough I came back and joined several groups. Two groups helped me out. Diva Sparks and SA Sparks. I remember getting a message from Lillie and she said hey help get SA Sparks up and going. So I started small posts and I felt I helped in a way to get SA off the ground. It was then the other wonderful ladies that joined, made me stronger.
I found a job almost a year ago. And we did a challenge close to the biggest loser and I won!!! I started that journey at 235 pounds. I went down to 173. That was from April 2010 to December 2010, 62 pounds gone!! I am not sure how I did it. I went from a size 22 in pants and today I can wear a size 16. I see the difference physically. I went from Obese to overweight in just 8 months. I was floored to see I could do it! I went to the gym every other day. I did classes most of the time and did one or two days of free weights. I still have a road to go. My final goal is 140's. But I have been at a stand still. (story in the next blog)
I have gained back 7 pounds of the 62 lost. But then again I havent been active like I was back in December. To know we are in May already and for me to not be active like I was 5 months ago I can honestly say I am proud of myself. Why you ask? Because of the following:
I started out 235 pounds, in 8 months I lost 62 pounds *thats a lot of weight to drop in a short time* There was no special diets. I did not fast or made myself get sick. What I did do was receive the right support from two great support groups here on Sparks. I watched my calories and burned my calories every day I could. I vented. I cried. I hurt along this journey. I have made my 8 yr old drop his mouth open when I wore regular street clothes instead of my baggie outfits. His words exact "Wow mom, you look nice. Your getting skinny and I like it" And to not have been active in 5 months and only gain 7 back is wonderful to me.
So here is my challenge. I am gonna TRY and get back on here. However a small obstical is in my way. I am getting promoted at work. Woohooo!!! BUT my hours are about to change. While everyone sleeps I will be up. Maybe not to bad. I am up till 1am mostly anyways. Instead of a morning job I will have the night shift. So my gym time will be changed from evenings to day time. Just something I will have to work out! Like I have worked out so much already in this journey.